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Year 5 – Escher and Klimt

Welcome to Year 5.  Our teaching staff are Mr Franklin (Klimt) and Mrs Bishop and Mrs Wombwell (Escher). Our teaching assistants are Miss Dunkley and Miss St Francis.

Year 5  PE is on a Thursday – PE kit should be worn on this day.

Homework is set on Google Classroom on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. Our spelling test takes place on a Thursday.  Spellings are posted on Google Classroom.   

Autumn Term 2022

This term our enquiry question is:

Who got what in the struggle for England?

Through the enquiry question: Who got what in the struggle for England? We shall be building our historical knowledge through timelines and providing the children with an understanding of this era between the Romans leaving Britain and the Vikings arriving.  By using enquiry based learning they will have opportunities to research, debate and justify their opinions. We will investigate: What happened in Britain after the Romans left? Children will consider who invaded England after the Romans and the impact they had on the country.

The pupils will be exploring the mystery of the Saxon Grave and the burial of the Staffordshire Hoard, as well as the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England.  

Connections will be made with Literacy and Theme work to deepen the children’s understanding. We will explore the text of Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo which includes the Viking and Anglo-Saxon period in fifth century Demark and focuses on the monstrous character the Beowulf. This term we will be focusing and developing their grammar, spelling and punctuation. The children will be exploring a range of texts (including visual) and writing their own narratives, diary entries and poems.

In Maths this term we will be revising and building on the four operations and consolidating our knowledge of place value. We shall be revisiting a variety of methods for the operations and using a range of manipulatives to support the children in their understanding. Children will continue to practise their times tables to ensure that they are confident and fluent up to the 12x tables by the end of the academic year.

 Our topic for Science this term will be properties and changes in materials. We will be learning new scientific vocabulary relating to states of matter, as well as making predictions and discussing results in a variety of experiments. The practical nature of science lessons means the children will be hands on with a range of objects allowing them to develop their independence and enquiry skills.

In PE the children will focus on developing communication skills, teamwork and progress through the skills and techniques used in Tag Rugby. They will also be taking part in indoor athletics learning a variety of skills which will focus on developing  co-ordination and technique.